Secondary Processes Following Excitation of Air

  • R. K. Landshoff
  • J. L. Magee
  • M. Scheibe


To keep track of how the primary energy redistributes itself and how much of it appears as fluorescent radiation in various bands and lines, how much of it is used up for ionization, dissociation etc., is a complicated job of bookkeeping. Since only some of the relevant cross sections are known one has to make judicious use of all available information and make model assumptions to guess where one has not enough information. Such an attempt was made by the authors in a report (Lockheed, LMSD-48361) which appeared in 1958. Since that time many new experimental and theoretical data have become available so that it is possible to make these assignments somewhat better now.


Secondary Electron Primary Electron Ionization Cross Section Positive Band Radiation Chemistry 
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  • R. K. Landshoff
  • J. L. Magee
  • M. Scheibe

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